Sean Ross Sappdown: Elimination Chamber Matches Set, Champions Lose, More

Opening Segment

  • AJ Styles is talking to Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan, saying he wants his rematch. I HATE automatic rematch clauses, they should only be used in special circumstances. This could certainly be one, though.
  • Elimination Chamber set. Wyatt, Corbin, Cena, Miz, Ambrose, Styles are in the match.
  • John Cena comes out to repair some of the verbal burial he gave AJ Styles last week, but is interrupted by Orton and Wyatt.
  • Luke Harper makes the save and a tag match is set up. I'm interested in all of the storylines coming together.

Wyatt Family defeated John Cena & Luke Harper

  • This match was a lot more story than in-ring action, but that's not a bad thing at all.
  • Luke Harper wouldn't hit Bray Wyatt, which is a cool story.
  • Randy Orton went over huge here. 
  • Before this month, Randy Orton's last TV win as a singles competitor came on November 1 over Kane. 
  • With a little shakeup and a strong week, Orton feels like a big player again. Here's to hoping he adapts and changes with the opportunity.

Carmella beats a jobber.

  • Ellsworth is in some of his new clothes and looks hilariously normal. I love the Carmella-Ellsworth connection. I lost it when he said "his boo."
  • They skipped to the ring together. Great.
  • The jobber has blue hair. JBL's calls were awesome. He hated everything about this match. It wasn't that bad.

Dolph Ziggler defeated Kalisto

  • I'm over Kalisto. I don't care about him on Smackdown, I probably wouldn't on Raw/205 Live. I don't know how anyone expects his gimmick to be over. I don't know if a heel turn and losing the mask could even help him. He's too nice to even be a babyface. How does that happen?
  • Ziggler beats him. Neat.
  • Apollo Crews makes the save. Awesome! More characters void of personality for Ziggler to work with as he tries to get over as a heel. 

Backstage crappenings

  • Naomi is still bad on the mic, but it's not as bad as she used to be. They have to stop giving these girls shitty catchphrases, though.
  • Natalya vs. Nikki Bella booked for Elimination Chamber after a crappy backstage segment.

Naomi & Becky Lynch defeated Mickie James & Alexa Bliss

  • I'm glad to see Mickie James back, but she needs to change her gear. Those flappy ass tights don't work.
  • Naomi had some incredible offense, including a GOOD front dropkick!!! Be damned!
  • This was the best Naomi I've ever seen in my life. 
  • She pins Alexa Bliss, the fourth champion to get beaten in 25 hours.

American Alpha's Open Challenge

  • American Alpha cut a great promo, saying they've been off TV because nobody will step to them. They issue an open challenge.
  • A lot of people expected The Revival, but instead EVERY OTHER TEAM comes out and brawls.
  • This is to set up an Elimination Chamber tag title match, clearly. 

AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose

  • Miz is on commentary, and he's good, as expected.
  • This is your standard Ambrose/Styles match in the first half. Most Ambrose matches are the same these days. Glad to say this one wasn't by the end.
  • Baron Corbin shows up before a commercial, he's on commentary as well. Also good.
  • Ambrose and Styles pick up the pace and get a smattering of "this is awesome" chants. 
  • Styles gets the win in a shmoz. Five champs pinned in two nights. Weird.
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